Question Number 10227 by Tawakalitu ayo mi last updated on 30/Jan/17

An aeroplane leaves a port P(51°S,  29°E) and  after flying 7597 km due north it reached   another port R. calculate the.  (i) Latitude of R correct to the nearest degree  (ii) Radius of parallel of latitude through R  to the nearest whole number.

Answered by mrW1 last updated on 30/Jan/17

Radius of Earth = 6371 km  (i)  ((7597)/(2π×6371))×360≈68°  51°−68°=−17°  ⇒Latitude of R: 17°N  (ii)  6371×cos 17°≈6093 km

Commented byTawakalitu ayo mi last updated on 30/Jan/17

God bless you sir.